Fox News Twitter account claims 'Obama shot dead'
Published 04/07/2011 | 11:58
A hacked Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News this morning declared that President Obama was dead.
The account @foxnewspolitics, stated: "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead."
The string of tweets continued: "@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out", and then: "@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family."
However, it emerged that the account had been hacked by a group or individual calling themselves The Script Kiddies.